Arduino

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Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so you use the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring), and the Arduino Software (IDE), based on Processing. Source

The company manufactures single board micro-controllers and micro-controller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world.

Here is a Video Tutorial for an Introduction to Arduino

Hardware components

Software components

Uses of Arduino